The Garmin GPSMap 66i is the top of the line Garmin inReach product. It offers all the satellite tracking and communication features of the inReach Mini, InReach SE+, and inReach Explorer+, but with a much larger color screen for more detailed maps. Topographical maps are built-in and satellite image maps can be downloaded and installed for free.
For Your Soaring Adventures
I sometimes fly our sailplane over extremely remote areas. Areas that would take days to walk out of. I carry a Garmin inReach Explorer+ on my parachute on every cross-country soaring flight. My friends and family can track my flight because I setup the unit to send my position to the tracking site every minute or 2. The inReach sends GPS altitude, so followers know how I'm doing. If I land in a remote area I can use the inReach to have 2-way communications with anyone through email or text messages. If necessary, I can use the emergency button to request help. The built-in topographical maps would be very handy if I need to walk down a mountain or back to civilization. I use the built-in presets to share "OK - Still Flying", "Landed Out - Need a Retrieve", and "Done Flying - Home Safe" messages quickly and easily. I use a "Freedom Plan" for data to enable short tracking intervals when flying at soaring events, and am able to put the data plan into standby mode during the months I'm not flying.
MORE ADVENTURE. LESS WORRY.
Precise navigation meets global communication in the rugged GPSMAP 66i button-operated GPS handheld and satellite communicator1 featuring Garmin TopoActive mapping and inReach® technology.
Exchange text messages with loved ones, post to social media, or communicate from inReach to inReach in the field (satellite subscription required).
INTERACTIVE SOS ALERTS
In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to GEOS, a professional 24/7 global monitoring and response center (satellite subscription required).
Track your location, and share it with those at home or out in the field. They’ll be able to see your progress or ping your device for your GPS location and more (satellite subscription required).
100% GLOBAL IRIDIUM® SATELLITE NETWORK
Instead of relying on cellphone coverage, now your messages, SOS alerts and tracking are transferred via the global Iridium satellite network (satellite subscription required).
OPTIONAL INREACH WEATHER
Use inReach connectivity to get detailed weather updates on GPSMAP 66i or a compatible device paired with the Garmin Explore™ app. Request weather forecasts for your current location, waypoints or destinations on your route.
PRELOADED TOPO MAPS
Preloaded TopoActive U.S. and Canada maps show you terrain contours, topographic elevations, summits, parks, coastlines, rivers, lakes and geographical points.
BIRDSEYE SATELLITE IMAGERY
Download high-resolution, photo-realistic maps directly to your device without an annual subscription. Easily find trails, pick stand locations, find parking, create waypoints and more.
Turn on Expedition mode, and get up to 200 hours of battery life while using inReach technology. In the default tracking mode, you get up to 35 hours of battery life, and your device will save your location every 10 minutes.
In The Box
- Brands Garmin
- Product Code: Garmin-GPSMap-66i
- Availability: In Stock